Creative Myths and Lesson Design

Myth #1

The arts are the best way to teach creativity.  

How might we…
 include creativity in non art classes?

Myth #2

No constraints = total creativity

How might we…
give our students constraints that promote their creativity?

Myth #3

The Idea Machine

How might we…
give our students opportunities to generate ideas?

Creative Myths and Lesson Design

Myth #4

The Lone Genius

How might we…
 set up our lessons to give students opportunities to work together?

Myth #5

I have to make it perfect before anyone sees it.

How might we…
 set up our lessons to give students multiple chances to work on a single assignment?

Myth #6

I’m not creative.

How might we…
 Encourage our students to have a growth mindset?

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